Liberty Trees, the last survivors of the Revolution

2018-01-09T08:43:43-05:00January 9th, 2018|History|

Thomas Jefferson once said “the tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.” The Liberty Tree in Boston was a prominent symbol for the Patriots and the cutting down of the tree by the British did as much to strengthen the Patriot cause as any other [...]

Railroad ties

2020-04-11T00:55:10-04:00November 9th, 2017|History|

Wood is one of the most important components in the history of transportation. Nearly every mode of transportation up until modern times has used wood in one way or another, from wooden wheels to wooden ships. Iron began to change all of that and nothing was more monumental in changing the course of history then [...]

The Royal Oak

2017-10-23T13:34:17-04:00November 7th, 2017|History|

The English have had some unique holidays. One in particular celebrates a day when someone tried to blow up Parliament (Guy Fawkes Day). Another, Royal Oak Day, or Oak Apple Day celebrates the restoration of the monarchy in 1660. There is a reason it is called Royal Oak Day, though it is not particularly heroic. [...]

HMS Victory

2020-04-11T00:55:15-04:00June 20th, 2017|History|

The Royal Navy for centuries was the most powerful force in the world. It allowed the British Empire to extend around the globe so that the sun never set on it. In a time when wooden ships reigned supreme one wooden vessel stood above them, HMS Victory. War with France was a constant for England [...]